Ball Haulers
Flyball Racing At Its Best

NAFA - The North American Flyball Association, Inc. (NAFA®) is a team sport for dogs. Legend has it that Herbert Wagner first showed it on the Johnny Carson Show to millions of Americans. Soon afterwards dog trainers and dog clubs were making and using Flyball Boxes. In the early 80’s.The sport became so popular that the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) was formed and they are the worldwide authority for Flyball.

Today, with over 400 active clubs and 6,500 competing dogs, NAFA is recognized as the world's leading authority on flyball and the sport's top sanctioning organization. NAFA is a nonprofit organization.

The NAFA racing year begins on October 1st and extends through September 30th of the following calendar year.

There are four classes of competition: Regular, Multi-breed, Veterans and Open. In Multi-breed, teams must consist of different breeds (minimum of 4, maximum of 6, with 4 different breeds running in a heat). In the Veterans class, every dog on the team must be at least 7 years old, the jumps are also lowered and racing is limited. In the Open class, dogs can be combined from any club, but teams are not eligible for record times or regional championships.

In 2011 there were over 337 NAFA-sanctioned tournaments hosted in 39 states and provices, hosted by 131 US and Canadian clubs.

Tournaments are open to all dogs, including mixed breeds and ALL purebreds (including the bully breeds). NAFA will not sanction a tournament at a site that excludes dogs on the basis of breed unless the exclusion is mandated by governmental law or ordinance and the host club has attempted and been unable to qualify for an exemption to governmental exclusions.